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Are You Ready to
Level Up?

 

Bring your teams to the next
level by getting certified
to help other project leaders master Rapid Learning Cycles.

Mentor

Level Up Now

Register for the next Advanced Certification class or the entire series.

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Are You Ready to
Level Up?

 

Bring your teams to the next
level by getting certified
to help other project leaders master Rapid Learning Cycles.

Mentor

Level Up Now

Register for the next Advanced Certification class or the entire series.

The Core Benefits of Advanced Certification:
Accelerated Adoption of Rapid Learning Cycles

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Get more predictable product releases with fewer delays, cost overruns or disappointing results.

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Increase ROI from core technology development with wider adoption of real-time knowledge capture.

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Gain more accountability and focus for teams in the "fuzzy front end" of NPD with better steering from leaders.

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Standardize on a proven approach to early development that has been tailored to fit your industry and company culture.

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Establish a framework for making your most important decisions at the right time, with the right people and the best available knowledge.

Who Needs Advanced Certification and How Do You Get It?

Certification Levels

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  • Our entry level certification for project leaders running small to medium sized teams, or for larger organizations running their first pilots.
  • Certified Global Project Leaders receive a kit of standardized materials they can use to train their own team members and run their own teams using our standard materials.
  • The rights to use the materials are granted to individuals.
Mentor
  • Our entry level certification for project leaders running small to medium sized teams, or for larger organizations running their first pilots.
  • Certified Global Project Leaders receive a kit of standardized materials they can use to train their own team members and run their own teams using our standard materials.
  • The rights to use the materials are granted to individuals.
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  • Our entry level certification for project leaders running small to medium sized teams, or for larger organizations running their first pilots.
  • Certified Global Project Leaders receive a kit of standardized materials they can use to train their own team members and run their own teams using our standard materials.
  • The rights to use the materials are granted to individuals.

Core Curriculum for Advanced Certification

A deep dive into Key Decisions:  the decisions that must be made at the right time, with the right people and the best available knowledge.

  • Make better Key Decisions that don't get revisted later.
  • Eliminate long, slow loopbacks at their source.
  • Feel more confident that product teams are making good decisions.

A deep dive into Knowledge Gaps: how to find, focus and close them so that they drive good, data-driven decisions.

  • Make more efficient use of technical resources.
  • Ensure all the knowledge gets captured and shared.
  • Provide decision makers with better knowledge to drive better decisions.

A deep dive into WHY the Rapid Learning Cycles framework delivers results and how to integrate it without breaking it.

  • Standardize on a tailored RLC framework that fits.
  • Make changes and test them with confidence.
  • Incorporate RLCs into your standard PDP to maximize team effectiveness.

Past Participants Say . . .

"I have used Rapid Learning Training since 2017 and felt very comfortable with the knowledge and how to apply it. Through Advanced Certification  classes, I have found deeper understanding of the principles behind the framework and how it could be tailored to fit my organization to use my
teams more efficiently."

Konstantin Derman, Engineering System Manager Group Leader II, Werfen North America

"Through the years, I gained quite some experience driving the quality of project teams. But with the Advanced Certification Classes, I got even more insight into the advice I often give. This will help me coach better"

Ingvar Hendriks, Freelance Project Manager
HIM | Hendriks Interim Management

"It was difficult for me to make time for Advanced Certification classes, but I'm very glad I did. Understanding why RLC is set up the way it is and exchanging experience with other participants gave me valuable insights that will help to improve our use of the framework to maximize its benefits."
 
Michal Witkowicz
Continuous Improvement Lead
Sonion

RLC Program Assessment for Mentor Candidates Who Have Completed the Core Curriculum

Learn Where You Can Level Up Your Skills

When you're ready to finalize your certification, a Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Advisor will audit one of your programs:

  • Review communications with team members to establish the Kickoff Event.
  • Attend a planning meeting to discuss your approach to the Kickoff Event.
  • Attend your Kickoff Event as a virtual observer.
  • Review at least six Key Decision and Knowledge Gap reports.

You'll get valuable feedback on your team's progress and any issues that need to be corrected before we finalize your certification as a Mentor.

We'll also discuss your thoughts on how to adapt Rapid Learning Cycles to fit your organization to give you some guidance.

The standalone fee for this is based upon the size and complexity of the team being audited. You can also purchase this as part of the Advanced Certification Package.

Do You Already Know that You Need This?

The Mentor Certification Package Is Right for You.

Your individual license as a Global Project Leader allows you to implement the framework with your own project teams using our standard materials.

If you already know that you need to be able to train other project leaders or tailor the Rapid Learning Cycles framework, we can accelerate your path to certification.

  • Schedule a project review for your next Kickoff Event.
  • Provide registrations to the next Advanced Certification courses in your region.
  • Grant early access to editable materials that you can use, with rights conditional upon your completion of all certification requirements.

The Mentor Certification Package includes all of the courses and the RLC Program Assessment you need to be fully certified, with guaranteed registrations in Advanced Certification classes over the next year.

What Certification Level Do You Need?

Certification Level Project Leader Mentor Coach
Place on the Path to High Velocity Innovation
Build Internal Success with a Pilot
Remove Barriers to Scale Up  
Accelerate into Full Adoption   Small Orgs Med - Lg Orgs
Prepared to Coach & Train
Small & Medium RLCf Teams Lead Guide PLs Train PLs
Large / Complex RLCf Teams   Lead Coach & Train
Teams of Project Leaders   Guide 1:1 Lead Trainings
Licensed Use
Reusable Materials distributable to the PL's own program team.
Editable Materials with distribution to teams being coached.  
Customized Materials with
org-wide distribution
   
Certification Requirements
Course and Assessment: Global Project Leader Certification Workshop and Exam
Demonstrated experience with the RLCf on at least one program team for six months, which can run concurrently with advanced training.  
Certification Interview.  
Course: Close Knowledge Gaps Rapidly, Effectively and Completely  
Course: Drive Key Decisions  
Course: Adapt Rapid Learning Cycles  
Assessment: Observation of a Kickoff Event facilitated by the candidate.  
Assessment: Review of Internal RLC Training Materials.    
Experience: Train-the-Trainer Experience.    
Signed Company License Agreement.    

Class Options

Next Course
Only: Key Decisions

$997
  • Permanent access to all course videos for unlimited playback
  • Four live group coaching and discussion sessions
  • Exclusive detailed checklist for running a test of an adaptation.
  • Pre-tested adaptations for large and small teams and portfolios of small projects.

Recommended
Certification Package

$5,997
  • 25% Discount vs. purchasing certification components individually
  • All course benefits plus:
  • Accelerated access to materials that can be adapted
  • Immediate RLC Program Assessment
  • Guaranteed registration in all courses in this series

Certification Package with White Label Materials

$7,497
  • All Certification Package benefits plus:
  • RLC Materials rebranded with your organization's colors and logos.
  • Examples taken from the challenges faced by your own company.
  • Customized case study taken from your industry.

 

 

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Your Instructor: Kathy Iberle

You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with Kathy Iberle, the first person certified as a Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Advisor, who has been an affiliate with Rapid Learning Cycles Institute from the beginning.

Kathy has a strong interest in effective problem-solving methods that drive data-driven decision making, and she played a key role in developing these aspects of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.

Kathy’s background is in mixed hardware/software engineering with a focus on quality engineering.  She has worked with a wide range of products – everything from printers to early web applications to cardiology and scientific instruments.  In the course of her adventures in the high-tech world, she’s developed or improved many types of development processes for teams both large and small.

Kathy lives in Vancouver, Washington where she runs her own consulting business and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowshoeing in her spare time.

Talk to Katherine

If you're wondering if you need Advanced Certification or you'd like to talk about other options for accelerating your organization's adoption of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework, set up a time to talk to Katherine.